National Parks

Bison Gores Teenager at Yellowstone National Park

Bison Gores Teenager at Yellowstone National Park

I feel like Yellowstone National Park has been in the news more than any other national park recently with some pretty crazy stories. Last year there was the rumored exodus of bison allegedly fleeing an imminent super volcano eruption. Only…

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Pinnacles National Park in California

Pinnacles National Park in California

Charred spires and fins stand in rows along hilltops, their crevices filled with giant boulders and tall spouts of green vegetation. Hundreds of feet above, and against the backdrop of a blue sky, the largest North American land bird, the…

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Tourists Chased by Black Bears at Yellowstone National Park!

Tourists Chased by Black Bears at Yellowstone National Park!

Several tourists were chased down by a momma black bear and her cubs at Yellowstone National Park this week and it was all caught on video. The video shows tourists and photographers alike scrambling from a bridge away from a…

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Visiting Petrified Forest National Park

Visiting Petrified Forest National Park

Tiny brown bits—fragments of massive petrified trees—coat a valley floor parted by the meandering Blue Mesa Trail. Right below you, a pyramid-shaped mound rises. Striped with pale purples, gray, and white, it stands out to you but only for a…

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Visiting Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Visiting Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

The name sounds like something from a fantasy novel: the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. One of the steepest mountain descents in the world, Black Canyon earned its name from the limited sunlight that’s able to shine through these narrow…

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Visiting Channel Islands National Park

Visiting Channel Islands National Park

A pod of bottlenose dolphins races alongside your boat as it cuts through the choppy waters of the Pacific Ocean. While a delightful sight, your excitement is slightly tamed, as you know these are only the first of many marine…

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The Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park

The Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park

The Grand Prismatic Spring — the famous brightly colored hot spring found in Yellowstone — may be one of the most iconic sites of all of the National Parks in the United States. Its vivid rings stretch 370 feet across…

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Things to Do at Big Bend National Park

Things to Do at Big Bend National Park

Growing up in Texas, I always heard about Big Bend, but I didn’t ever know of many people who had actually been there. That fact is a testament as to how far away Big Bend is from the major metropolitan…

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Top Things to See at Arches National Park

Top Things to See at Arches National Park

Arches National Park is home to one of the most iconic rock formations in the world, Delicate Arch. Though Delicate Arch gets most of the attention, there are plenty of other things to do and see in Arches National Park,…

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Top Things to See at Zion National Park

Top Things to See at Zion National Park

Zion National Park is probably my favorite national park. The reason is that there are so many unique things to see there that it feels different from any other national park. One thing that separates Zion from other parks like…

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